This Article is From Feb 28, 2015

Lupita Nyong'o Stolen Pearl-Encrusted Oscar Gown Recovered by Police

Lupita Nyong'o Stolen Pearl-Encrusted Oscar Gown Recovered by Police

File Photo: Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars. (Agence France-Presse)

Los Angeles:

A $150,000 pearl-encrusted dress stolen from the hotel room of Kenyan star Lupita Nyong'o was found on Friday, Los Angeles police said.

The custom-made gown, encrusted with some 6,000 pearls, went missing from the Oscar-winning star's hotel room after she turned heads in it on Sunday at the Academy Awards red carpet.

"A dress that greatly resembles the dress that was stolen" was recovered, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Nicole Nishida, told AFP.

The elaborate Calvin Klein pearl dress designed by Francisco Costa was reported missing from the London West Hollywood hotel just off Sunset Boulevard late on Wednesday.

Nyong'o won a best supporting actress Oscar last year for her performance in the drama "12 Years A Slave."

The Kenyan-born actress has wowed fashion critics with her bold sartorial choices since her breakout performance.